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The MDGs: Everyone’s Business


The MDGs: Everyone’s Business is a new report from UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM) Initiative covering 40 case studies and over 140 supporting institutions referenced by specific MDGs, released on 21 September 2010 in the framework of the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development...

Business and Decent Work In Conflict Zones: A "Why?" and "How?" Guide


This short guide is intended to support companies operating or envisaging operations in areas ridden by tensions and conflict. It offers practical tips on how to build up a more peaceful and productive environment within the company itself and in its surrounding context, based on the ILO's "Decent...

The politics of principle: the principles of humanitarian action in practice


This report is the synthesis report of an independent study by ODI into humanitarian principles. In recent years there has been an outpouring of reflection on principles by humanitarian agencies, and attempts in several countries by groups of agencies to develop a more explicitly ‘principled’...

Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace


Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace: An Assessment of Voluntary Initiatives Addressing Business and Violent Conflict, and a Framework for Policy Decision-making, a briefing for corporate decision makers, reviews the provisions of voluntary codes, guidelines and initiatives that address the...

The use of private security providers and services in humanitarian operations


A 2008 global survey of aid organisations conducted for this research revealed that the contracting of certain security functions to external professionals has become increasingly common among humanitarian operations worldwide. This trend has followed both the rise in aid worker violence and the...

Principles of International Charity


The Principles of International Charity were devised by US charities in response to an invitation from the US Treasury to propose ways of safeguarding charitable funds from diversion to terrorist uses. Eight broad principles have been identified to assist charities in developing their own...

Planting Seeds on Rocky Ground


This article is written by Experts from Afghan Government, Private Sector, and Academia Share Views on Investing in Conflict-Affected and Fragile States.

Investment and Political Risk in Conflict-affected and Fragile Economies


This chapter from the "World Investment and Political Risk 2010" report published by the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency focuses on the role that political risk perceptions play in influencing investment into conflict-affected and fragile economies.

How can Public–Private Cooperation contribute to sustainable economic development in Fragile States? – from policy to practice


The Dutch report presents the overall findings of the project ‘Public–Private Cooperation (PPC) in Fragile States’ carried out under the 2007 Millennium Accord on the Network for Peace, Security and Development. The Network aims to support and encourage the sharing of expertise and cooperation...

United Nations Assistance Misssion for Iraq (UNAMI)


The United Nations Assistance Misssion for Iraq (UNAMI) hosts a web portal for UN agencies and NGOs working in Iraq.